I lost interest in blog-writing for a long time. Even now, I wonder who cares and who reads this, and I must confess, I really just write this for myself. If someone out there reads this and finds it mildly interesting, well, you are the best and I will love you forever.
Now back to me. In the past year, Kevyn got a new job, we got pregnant and moved to a new state, and are about to have a second son (like tomorrow or two weeks from now, who knows?). We've enjoyed making wonderful new friends and exploring our new home and have done lots of fun things from zoos and aquariums to parks and hikes and three concerts (Ani Difranco, Florence + the Machine, and The Cure!). We're looking forward to a beautiful WI summer, and let me tell you, it's already so green and lush and gorgeous here; it makes the three weeks of near constant rain so worth it.
But like I said, the baby is coming any day now. At first, I was worried that meant a lack of fun for me and an abundance of jealousy and suffering for Niko. My hormones seem to be tapering off, though, and my anxiety is dissipating. Instead, I'm just excited, excited to meet my youngest son and to share him with Kevyn and Niko, excited to learn together how to be a family of four, excited for visitors, for outings with friends. Who says you can't take a newborn places? Grumpy frumpy people, that's who. I don't want to be one of them. Am I still a little nervous about juggling all this? Sure, but I can't stop time or life, so I'll get over it.
Lastly, what blog post of mine is complete without some knitting updates??? Here's what I've worked on this year - I was lucky to meet some other moms who got together to knit over the winter and spring. I look forward to joining them again when the weather gets cool this fall. :)
|A lifetime supply of booties!|
|Booties for Bobby! You'll meet him in a second.|
|A sleep sack for Bobby (originally for the baby, but I messed up the bottom a little. I'm working on a new one that will hopefully be done in time for baby)!|
|This is Bobby! He's the newest member of our family and sleeps in a cardboard box next to Niko's bed. Only the best for Bobby!|
|Two blankets for baby.|
|Two blankets for Niko (but I made the green one when he was a baby).|